‘The Voice’: And the winner is …

SPOILER ALERT: The following post contains results from Tuesday night’s Season 18 finale of “The Voice,” which has yet to air on the West Coast: Season 18 of “The Voice” will go down as a very memorable one, not only because it featured remote, at-home performances necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, but because it delivered […]

US says California order discriminates against churches

By Robert Jablon | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES  — The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches. In a letter to the governor, Eric S. Dreiband said that despite a coronavirus pandemic “that is unprecedented in our lifetimes,” […]

AUSD Notes: Alameda school year now to end next Friday

The Alameda Unified School District has had to make a number of changes to its plans for delivering instruction this spring and this week made yet another when the Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to end the 2019-20 school year on May 29 rather than June 8 as originally scheduled. Related Articles AUSD Notes: […]

Berkeley, a Look Back: Town hit with gasoline shortage 100 years ago

California, including Berkeley, faced a gasoline shortage a century ago. The May 22, 1920, Berkeley Daily Gazette advised readers that many local service stations would start rationing gas at 3 to 5 gallons per private automobile. Some oil companies had adopted a system of “farmers first,” prioritizing fuel supplies for agricultural and transportation vehicles. Related […]

Coronavirus: Fourth Oakland officer positive for COVID-19

OAKLAND — A fourth Oakland Police Department officer has tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday. In a statement, police said the officer was a patrol officer, different from the department’s three earlier officers who all tested positive nearly two months ago but were not responding to public calls from residents at the […]

San Jose: Authorities identify man killed in stabbing

SAN JOSE — A man killed over the weekend in a double stabbing in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood has been identified as 51-year-old Gilroy resident Francisco Ibarra, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. The stabbing was reported just before 8 p.m. Sunday on the 400 block of North Capitol Avenue. Officers […]